Health and First Aid
In this section, you will find useful information regarding the health and well-being of your Saint Bernard as well as current news from our Saint Bernard Club of America Health Panel on research, genetics grants and studies. NOTE – if you are seeking medical advice concerning your Saint Bernard, we urge you to first contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. A vet is trained to provide a hands-on evaluation and diagnoses of your dog’s medical condition.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR SAINT HAS NO HEARTBEAT Do NOT begin chest compressions UNTIL you’ve secured an airway and started rescue breathing. Gently lay your Saint Bernard on its right side on a firm surface. The heart is located in the lower half of the chest on the left side, just behind the elbow
If you’re like me, you do not consider dog shows somewhere your dogs can get deathly ill. I expect all show dogs to be fully vaccinated before attending a show. Well, let’s be honest, we have all heard the 3 month old Vizsla owner saying “I’m getting her used to the show atmosphere”. Little
To the Saint Bernard Club Members:
This is the list of Donors who made a donation to the AKC/CHF Saint Bernard Donor Advise Fund. These are the members who wrote a check to this fund only, not those of you who gave to the Charitable Foundation, the Health Initiative, Education or Juniors or The
Treating Heatstroke on a Saint Bernard Never leave your Saint Bernard in the car on warm days. The temperature inside a car can rise very quickly to dangerous levels, even on milder days. Saint Bernards can succumb to heatstroke very easily and must be treated very quickly to give them the best chance of survival.
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If your Saint Bernard is injured, it could be in pain and is also most likely scared and confused. You need to be careful to avoid getting hurt, bitten or scratched possibly by accident. Never assume that even the gentlest Saint will not bite or scratch if injured. Pain and fear can make animals unpredictable
HOW TO IDENTITY IF YOUR SAINT BERNARD IS IN SHOCK AND WHAT TO DO Symptoms: weak pulse, shallow breathing, nervousness, dazed eyes. Usually follows severe injury or extreme fright. Keep the dog restrained, warm and quiet. If he or she is unconscious, keep head level with rest of body. Transport the dog immediately to a